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Ashley G.

Chicago, IL

$65/hr

Special Education Teacher who Makes Learning Fun!

Background check passed as of 5/16/14
Usually responds in about 3 days

Special Education Teacher who Makes Learning Fun!

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Hi! My name is Ashley and I am a special education teacher at an IB school in the Gold Coast. I received my undergraduate degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I continued my education at UIC and obtained my Master's in Special Education. I am highly qualified in Language Arts (reading, writing, spelling, vocabulary, etc.) and have worked with a wide range of grade levels (Kindergarten-21 years old). I am currently completing my third year teaching and have 3 additional years' experience as a teaching assistant in a special education classroom. My approach to teaching is a high-interest approach, where I take the students' interests into consideration when planning and preparing lessons.

Math:
Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting,
Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, Geometry, Handwriting,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ADD/ADHD

I am a special education teacher with a Master's Degree from UIC. I have 6 years' experience inside a classroom working with students with ADHD.

Aspergers

I am a special education teacher with a Master's Degree in Special Education from UIC. The Special Education Master's program included courses in teaching students with diverse needs such as children with autism. I have taught in an Autism Spectrum Disorder classroom, which contained 8 students that were all on the spectrum. Currently I have students in our special education program that live with autism.

Autism

I am a special education teacher with a Special Education Master's Degree from UIC, which included training on meeting needs for students with autism. I have 6 years experience working with special needs students and taught in an Autism Spectrum Disorder classroom, which contained 8 students that were all on the spectrum. Currently I teach several 5th grade students with Autism as a special education teacher at Ogden International School in Chicago, Illinois.

Dyslexia

I am a special education teacher with a Master's Degree in Special Education from UIC. The Special Education Master's program included courses in teaching students with diverse needs such as children with Dyslexia. I have 6 years' experience working with special needs students. Currently I have students in our special education program that have dyslexia. I also tutor a child with dyslexia currently and have witnessed significant progress by the child.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a Master's Degree in Special Education, where I'm qualified to teach students in kindergarten through their 21st birthday. I have been teaching at an elementary school in Chicago for the last three years. I have been working with students from first grade until fifth grade, both in a general education setting and in a resource room. I have participated in writing the curriculum maps for the fifth grade and have taught teachers on strategies to differentiation and in using accommodations and modifications to individualize lessons and homework.

Handwriting

Currently I am a teacher at Ogden International School where I teach handwriting to special needs students. I have taught handwriting in elementary schools in various capacities for over 6 years. I also teach handwriting currently to a dyslexic student that I tutor.

Phonics

I currently teach students in first and second grade that are in special education. They are currently learning basic phonics using programs such as Explode the Code and Words Their Way. These programs break down words, teaches phonics, blends, and words in the same families. I've also utilized online programs and games such as Starfall to incorporate in teaching phonics. I teach these skills in a resource room, where the students are pulled in a small group to work on these skills.

Special Needs

I have an undergraduate degree in communication disorders, which is a huge component of students with special needs. I have learned to help them express their needs and wants and also with their receptive language skills.

Additionally, I have a Master's Degree in Special Education and I'm highly qualified in the area of language arts. I am in my third year of teaching, in addition to 3 years of experience as a teaching assistant.

I have taught students with a wide range of disabilities from dyslexia to autism to cerebral palsy. I have extensive knowledge in teaching to their interests and understanding how they learn best.

I teach both in an inclusion setting with a general education teacher and in a resource classroom with a more structured setting to work on specific strategies.

Additionally, I have been tutoring one student who has auditory processing disorder and one student who has dyslexia and learning disabilities for the last year. They have made huge progress in their reading and math skills.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Speech, Hearing Sci
University of Illinois at Chicago
Master's

Education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Speech, Hearing Sci)

University of Illinois at Chicago (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ashley will travel within 12 miles of Chicago, IL 60610.


About Ashley

Hi! My name is Ashley and I am a special education teacher at an IB school in the Gold Coast. I received my undergraduate degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I continued my education at UIC and obtained my Master's in Special Education. I am highly qualified in Language Arts (reading, writing, spelling, vocabulary, etc.) and have worked with a wide range of grade levels (Kindergarten-21 years old). I am currently completing my third year teaching and have 3 additional years' experience as a teaching assistant in a special education classroom. My approach to teaching is a high-interest approach, where I take the students' interests into consideration when planning and preparing lessons.

Education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Speech, Hearing Sci
University of Illinois at Chicago
Master's

Education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Speech, Hearing Sci)

University of Illinois at Chicago (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 12 miles of Chicago, IL 60610

Ashley’s Subjects

Math:
Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting,
Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, Geometry, Handwriting,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Background Check Status for Ashley G.

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